6696: 4yds 1960s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1960s Deadstock Japanese Kimono Silk Hakkake Fabric Bolts
14.375(1/8) inches wide
4.37 yards / 4.0 m
Catalog #: 6696
Fabric History/Pedigree: Deadstock unsold bolts of fabric, new condition but from another era, 1960s; In original bindings and maker's label, This is an hakkake bolt; see explanation below.
Fabric Description: 100% Japanese fine silk in dark salmon color fabric is 4.37 yds / 4.00 m long, originally used for inside liners, cuffs, and edgings in 8 places on an adult kimono, sometimes also used for haori liners.
Cultural Background Information on Hakkake:
An hakkake means, literally, "8-hanging-fabrics"; The number 8 refers to 8 places on the insides of a kimono where this fabric is used. The graphic below from the Japanese Language website kaitorimania.jp shows the 8 places on a kimono, inner front and back, where the fabric is used. The darker colors (such as this piece) were more commonly used pre-war (before 1945), with lighter whites and pastels used more often from the 1960s onward.
Note: Recommended for use in replacing kimono liners, crafts, and other sewing projects.